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Pecan Reine de Saba

"The name of this cake translates as Queen of Sheba. Reine de Saba is exotic, but it delivers chocolate in a form that Americans love: it is really like a brownie. Although not quite as rich, it is just as chewy. My grandfather used to make this and cut it into squares like a brownie for sale in his shop. The classic recipe calls for walnuts, but I thought pecans might be an intriguing variation. It is a good recipe to play with that way. Serve it with caramel ice cream."

From Simply Sensational Desserts by Francois Payard.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Pecan - 1¾ oz
  • Pecan - 1¾ oz
  • Unsalted Butter - 3½ oz
  • Cocoa Powder - 1 oz
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1/8 oz
  • Egg yolk - 3¾ oz
  • Granulated Sugar - 3½ oz
  • Cake Flour - 7/8 oz
  • Granulated Sugar - 5¼ oz
  • Egg white - 5¼ oz
  • Salt - 1/8 oz


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